I was reading a story about two brothers where one of the brothers hit the other brother over the head with a baseball bat a couple of times and put the other brother in hospital. Basically what was happening is the youger brother who was 28 years old, he was 5'8 in height, he was an alcoholic, and he was staying with his mother. He was a no user, he didn't work and he was making his mothers life pure hell. Then there was an older brother who was 35, who was 6'5 in height and he was very muscular and strong. He didn't live with his mother, he has a job, he is nothing like his younger brother. But basically what happened is the younger brother was causing his mother such a hellish life that this caused the older brother to seriously lose his temper and appear down at the mothers house where he lost his temper and started attacking the younger brother. Now remember the older brother is much bigger than the younger brother and much stronger than the younger brother. The older brother was beating the shit out of the younger brother constantly punching him in the face. The younger brother said he was scared for his life. What ended up happening is there was a baseball bat on the floor in the room the younger brother was being attacked in, and he reached for the baseball bat and smashed his older brother over the head with it, and began hitting him hard a few times over the head with the baseball bat. This resulted in the older brother being knocked out unconscious and taken away in an ambulance to the hospital. But the part I found really bizzare is the older brother and his lawyer were trying to argue that this wasn't self defense? How on earth is this not self defense. The younger brother was being attacked, scared for his life, got a hold of a weapon and started attacking his older brother with it. How is that not self defense? It appears the older brother thinks the younger brother was due a heavy beating, and the younger brother was simply supposed to take it? I can understand the older brothers point of you, being so angry that the younger brother was making their mothers life pure hell. But at the end of the day it didn't give him the right to start attacking him like that. The younger brother did rightfully use self defense to protect himself. What do you guys think?